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Monday Morning Health Tip – Spine Friendly Tips For New Moms!

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Spine-Friendly Tips for New Moms

Motherhood is a joy, but it’s also hard work.  Between diapers and 3:00 am feedings, it’s easy for new moms to neglect their own well-being.  However, in order to give her best to baby, mom must be at her best, and this includes maintaining a healthy spine.  Physiological changes caused by pregnancy combined with the physical demands of childcare leave 16 percent of postpartum women with persistent lower back pain,

And, even moms who are lucky enough to remain pain-free often develop a spinal condition known as vertebral subluxation.  This occurs when spinal bones (vertebrae) become restricted or slightly misaligned.  Vertebral subluxations may not initially cause pain, but if left unchecked may interfere with nerve system activity, in turn leading to a plethora of health problems ranging from back pain and headache to digestive problems and fatigue.  Chiropractors, like Dr. Smith, focus on correcting vertebral subluxations with gentle and effective maneuvers called chiropractic adjustments.

Here are a few tips:

  • Lift baby safely – “lift with your knees, not with your back”.
  • Choose an ergonomic baby carrier with wide straps to distribute the child’s weight evenly.
  • Watch your breastfeeding position.
  • Mind your posture.

Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Educator

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